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Faculty & Staff

Buffalo State Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014

Abridged Calendar of Events & Activities, as of 3-5-14

Tuesday, September 16

7:00 p.m.                          Women's Volleyball v. TBA - Sports Arena
Come support women's volleyball as it takes on TBA.  Admission is FREE!

Wednesday, September 17

TBA                                  Powder Puff Football - Coyer Field
“Girls of the Gridiron” – Sorority women will battle it out on Coyer field in Buffalo State’s Homecoming Powder Puff Charity Football Game, a flag football competition, to raise awareness for the Buffalo State Food Pantry.  The charity event will support the outreach that benefits the student community. Admission to the Powder Puff game is a non- perishable food donation.

Thursday, September 18

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.      Pep Rally / Chicken BBQ - Student Union Quad
Get ready to make some noise! Buffalo State’s annual pep rally is a great way to show your Bengal spirit. Enjoy dance routines from Buffalo State cheerleaders, the banner competition, parade of the student-athletes, the semifinals of lip sync competition, a chicken BBQ for students, sponsored by the United Students Government, giveaways and live entertainment.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.       King and Queen / Lip Sync Finals - Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Take part in this Homecoming tradition - the King and Queen Competition, featuring the Lip Sync Finals.  Your voice matters, as the crowd helps determine who wins both competitions.

Friday, September 19

Noon                               Food Drive for Buffalo State Pantry - Campus-wide
Buffalo State Student Athletes will pick up donations by faculty/staff for the Buffalo State food pantry.  To have student-athletes pick up at your office, contact Tom Koller.

4:00 p.m.                         Women’s Soccer v. TBA - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as the Bengals battle TBA.  Admission is FREE!

6:30                                 Athletics Hall of Fame - Sports Arena
Former student athletes will be officially inducted into the Buffalo State Athletics Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony. For tickets, call 878.6514 or email Tom Koller.

Saturday, September 20

8:30 a.m.                         Wegmans Shopping Cart Competition - Sports Arena
This unique event has grown bigger every year since its inception in 2002. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to register for a shopping cart, courtesy of Wegmans, and turn it into a Homecoming float. Register online to reserve your cart.

8:30 a.m.                         Car / Truck Float Competition - Sports Arena
You asked for it, you got it!  Get your car, SUV, or truck and your imagination to create your Homecoming Float.  Register online to participate.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Homecoming Parade / Victory MarchCampus / City 
Join the administration, faculty, staff , alumni and students in our shopping cart floats, on our new, 1.5 mile-long parade route, including Richmond Avenue, before returning to campus and the Sports Arena for our great tailgate party! A map of the parade will be available soon!

10:45 a.m. - Noon           Pre-Game Tailgate hosted by Wegmans - Sports Arena
Everyone is invited to attend the pre-game tailgate party, Buffalo State style!  You'll enjoy two fabulous chili recipies courtesy of the chefs at Wegmans, corn bread, wine and beer tasting, and entertainment by Heard of Buffalo. Tickets are $10 and available online before the event.

Noon                                Football Game vs. Alfred (Powder Puff Championships @ Halftime) - Coyer Field
Wear orange and cheer on the Bengals when they take on Alfred College.  Tickets are FREE for students with your Buffalo State ID, $5 for adults, and are available for purchase at the Coyer Field ticket booth the day of the game.

4:00 p.m.                         Women’s Soccer v. TBA - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as it battles TBA.  Admission to the game is FREE!

Sunday, September 21

10:00 a.m.                        Alumni Relations' Bengal 5-k Run - Sports Arena

Event Registration

Departments are encouraged to participate in Homecoming!  Show your Buffalo State pride and support your students by attending or competing in our family-friendly events!

Homecoming Wegmans Shopping Cart Float Competition

Homecoming Car/SUV Float Competition Registation

Homecoming Tailgate Party 

Bengal 5-k Run ($20)

To participate in the Food Drive, please contact Tom Koller.



For more information on events, please contact:

Tom Koller
Senior Associate Director, Athletics & Homecoming Chair

Trish Dillenbeck
Assistant Director, Admissions 


If your department participates in Homecoming events this year, be sure to mention #BengalPride on your Facebook and Twitter sites!  

Contests will be running for the best shout-outs and pictures posted through #BengalPride.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

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